Vulcan

Sorry Spock, But “Vulcan” Isn’t a Planet After All

In 2018, astronomers detected an exoplanet around the star 40 Eridani. It's about 16 light-years away in the constellation Eridanus.…

22 hours ago

Sci-Fi Christmas is Ruined! Planet Vulcan Doesn’t Exist

According to a new study, the exoplanet 40 Eridani b (aka. "Vulcan") was a false positive. Bad news for Star…

1 year ago

Astronomers find Planet Vulcan – 40 Eridani A – Right Where Star Trek Predicted it.

One of the more interesting and rewarding aspects of astronomy and space exploration is seeing science fiction become science fact.…

6 years ago

SpaceX Just Re-Used a Rocket. Why This Changes Everything

SpaceX just flew a rocket to space for the second time. It was a fairly normal launch, but this accomplishment…

7 years ago

Genesis of ULA’s New Vulcan Rocket Borne of Fierce Commercial and Political Pressures: Interview

Fierce commercial and international political pressures have forced the rapid development of the new Vulcan launcher family recently announced by…

9 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – May 1, 2015: Prof. Coel Hellier, WASP & SuperWASP

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Prof. Coel Hellier, Professor of Astrophysics at Keele University, UK, to talk about WASP…

9 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – April 17, 2015: Amy Shira Teitel and “Breaking the Chains of Gravity”

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Amy Shira Teitel (@astVintageSpace) discussing space history and her new book Breaking the Chains…

9 years ago

A Weird West Tale and the Hunt for Planet Vulcan

One of the most fascinating stories in modern astronomy involves the pursuit of a world that never was. Tomorrow marks…

11 years ago

Tiny Bubbles: Star Trek Gets An Atomic Look

Add IBM to the list of entities eagerly counting down to Star Trek: Into Darkness, the next installment of the…

11 years ago

Pluto May Soon Have a Moon Named Vulcan (Thanks to William Shatner)

The votes have been tallied and the results are in from the SETI Institute's Pluto Rocks Poll: "Vulcan" and "Cerberus"…

11 years ago